Compost Controversy


FLAWED BECAUSE THE SALARIES REFLECT LAST YEAR’S UNION SETTLEMENT. WE HAVE MORE TONIGHT AT 6:00 ON THE CITY’S COMPOSTING PROGRAM. NEW YORKERS BEING ASKED TO COMPOST SOME OF THEIR GARBAGE. FOR SOME PEOPLE IT’S A STINKY MESS. OTHERS NOT SO MUCH. CBS 2’S MEG BAKER DEMANDING ANSWERS ON WHY THE PROGRAM CAN’T BE IMPLEMENTED MORE SMOOTHLY. Reporter: THERE ARE VARIOUS BINS INCLUDING BROWN FOR COMPOSTING. THE CITY IS ALWAYS COMPLAININGERS THAT A RODENT PROBLEM — COMPLAINING THERE’S A RODENT PROBLEM BUT THEY ARE PUTTING OUT THE WELCOME MAT WITH COMPOST. Reporter: SHE SAYS IT STINKS. YOU CAN BARELY BREATHE ON THIS STREET IT’S SO BAD. THESE BROWN BINS FOR COMPOSTING ARE NOT WORKING, THE NEIGHBORS SAY. LOOK AT THIS ONE. IT’S NOT SECURELY CLOSED. AND THERE’S MAGGOTS SPILLING OUT! FOR YEARS, RESIDENTS COULD VOLUNTARILY COMPOST BY DROPPING OFF WASTE AT SITES LIKE THIS. HERE MEAT, FISH AND DAIRY AREN’T ALLOWED. THEY TAKE TOO LONG TO BREAK DOWN AND ARE WAY TO SMELLY. BUT FOR SOME REASON, THE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE PICKUP PLAN ACCEPTS THE ODOROUS ITEMS. SMELLS LIKE A DEAD ITEM, A DEAD RAT. Reporter: THIS FedEX WORKER CAN BARELY STAND IT FINISH THE ROUTE. THOSE BROWN GARBAGE CANS STINK. THERE’S NO ONE HERE. Reporter: MOST RESIDENTS IN GREENPOINT SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORT BUT SAY THE BINS HAVE TO BE EMPTIED MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK. WE WENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION TO DEMAND ANSWERS. IN CERTAIN AREAS, WE PICK UP AS OFTEN AS WE DO REFUSE AND OTHER AREAS WE PICK IT UP LESS OFTEN. WE ARE STILL EXPERIMENTING WITH WHAT IS GOING TO BE BEST FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Reporter: ANY THOUGHTS ON GREENPOINT PICKING UP MORE OFTEN? NOT YET. THERE’S A LEARNING CURVE ON HOW TO DO IT RIGHT. Reporter: ONE LOCAL LEADER IN QUEENS SAID THE PROGRAM WORKS BETTER IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL BINS. IN GREENPOINT, MEG BAKER, CBS 2 NEWS. IN REGARDS TO THE BUGS THE COMMISSIONER SAYS IT’S THE BUILDING’S RESPONSIBILITY TO

3 thoughts on “Compost Controversy

  1. Dickens.. waste of tax my 70,000. a year tax paying taxes on some stupid project that will not work. .another city butchers ruthless obligation. .lol..

  2. Where do I get a n.y.c. brown compost bin I did not get one. Please send me one. 22205 100th Road QueensVillage n.y. 11429-1643

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